family events

Looking for family friendly events? Community festivals, fun runs, shows, displays, concerts and adventures wait in the Great Lakes. If you are coming in school holiday time there are always a wide range of events just for kids guaranteed to entertain. These events are also a great way to explore the region, make new friends and get to know the locals. Make sure you check the calendar before you come so you don’t miss out on a great event.

Elands Market

Date: Sun 16 Dec 2018, 10am (TBC) Venue: Bulga Soldiers Memorial Hall Contact: 02 6550 4588

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This small market will have legendary toasties, hair dresser extraordinaire, cakes made by angels and a wonderful variation of stalls for your perusal including handmade and home grown items, local pr...

Little Scallywagz Christmas Show

Date: Sun 16 Dec 2018, 12:30pm Venue: Gloucester Soldiers Club Contact: 13 18 02

Little Scallywagz Christmas Show - Show Event Block

Gloucester Soldiers Club proudly presents a family fun show featured the Little Scallywagz! The Christmas Groove show starts 12.30pm followed by the Nursery Rhyme Adventure Show. Afterwards you can...

Tuncurry Carols by Candlelight

Date: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 6:30pm Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6555 6896

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This year marks the 44th anniversary of the Tuncurry Forster Christmas Carols presented by the Rotary Club of Tuncurry Forster Inc and MidCoast Council. This special event will be held at John Wrig...

Old Bar Christmas Bazaar

Date: Thu 20 Dec 2018, 5:30pm-7:30pm Venue: Old Bar Road Contact: info@obmp.com.au

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Come and join us at our fourth Christmas Bazaar in the Old Bar Shopping Centre. Most shops will be opened until 7:30pm. ~Christmas markets & Shopping ~Buskers & singers will be entert...

Pinks Family Carnival

Date: Fri 21 Dec 2018 - Sun 27 Jan 2019 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6591 7222

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Pinks Family Carnival will be back for another 18/19 summer season in Tuncurry! With all your favourite carnival rides including swinging chairs, dodgem cars, laughing clowns, arcade games, food tr...

Kids Basketball Yr 6-9

Date: Fri 21 Dec 2018, 11am-12:30pm Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

 Kids Basketball Yr 6-9 - Show Event Block

Basketball Yr 6-9 $10 per session or $50 for summer...

Kids Basketball Yr 3-5

Date: Fri 21 Dec 2018, 9:30am-11am Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

Kids Basketball Yr 3-5 - Show Event Block

Basketball Yr 3-5 $10 per session or $50 for summer...

Carols on the Keys

Date: Sun 23 Dec 2018, 1pm Venue: Elizabeth Reserve, Forster Keys Contact: 02 6555 5076

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Christmas will be celebrated in a unique style at Forster Keys with a procession of boats touring around in a seasonal candle-lit performance of Carols on the Canals. Bring your own boat and join o...

New Years Eve Celebrations- Forster/Tuncurry

Date: Mon 31 Dec 2018 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6554 8799

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Celebrate New Years Eve Great Lakes Style! From 6pm John Wright Park, Tuncurry will be filled with music and entertainment for the entire family. The celebrations lead into one of the largest fi...

New Years Eve celebrations- Tea Gardens

Date: Mon 31 Dec 2018 Venue: Tea Gardens Country Club, 2 Yalinbah Street Contact: 02 4997 0250

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Head down to Tea Gardens for an family friendly NYE featuring a GIANT slide, jumping castle and face painting from 5pm. There will be a sausage sizzle plus normal meals will be available at Myalls ...

New Years Eve Celebrations- Taree

Date: Mon 31 Dec 2018 Venue: River St, Taree Contact: (02) 6592 5399

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Join in the fun this New Year's Eve at Taree's favourite family event. Fireworks on the Foreshore runs the length of the stunning Manning River foreshore, from the Martin Bridge to the Sailing Club. ...

New Years Eve Celebrations- Pacific Palms

Date: Mon 31 Dec 2018 Venue: Pacific Palms Recreation Club Contact:

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Don't miss live music and fireworks from 9pm at Pacific Palms Rercreation Club this New Years Eve!!...

Harrington Festival

Date: Tue 1 Jan 2019, 9am-10pm Venue: John Oxley Reserve, Harrington Contact: 0418 268 998

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The Annual Harrington Festival takes place during the month of January with the majority of events on the 1st. The family friendly event is free and all activities take place on the Harrington foresho...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 2 Jan 2019, 4pm Venue: Sporties Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Game...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 3 Jan 2019, 4pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Kids Bingo - Show Event Block

Both Club Forster and Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games ...

Kids Basketball Yr 3-5

Date: Fri 4 Jan 2019, 9:30am-11am Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

Kids Basketball Yr 3-5 - Show Event Block

Basketball Yr 3-5 $10 per session or $50 for summer...

Kids Basketball Yr 6-9

Date: Fri 4 Jan 2019, 11am-12:30pm Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

Kids Basketball Yr 6-9 - Show Event Block

Basketball Yr 6-9 $10 per session or $50 for summer...

Wingham Summertime Rodeo

Date: Sat 5 Jan 2019,12pm Venue: Wingham Showground Contact: 0427 591 680

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Prepare for some adrenalin pumping events at Wingham Showground when the Wingham Summertime Rodeo comes to town. The Rodeo attracts thousands of visitors who witness amazing action in the arena. Th...

Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Date: Sat 5 Jan 2019, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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The Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show features all live instruments and vocals with a fantastic band of talented musicians. You will be treated to all the hit songs including Rhiannon, ...

Free Kids Bingo

Date: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 10am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids Bingo every Monday in January 2019! 10am for eyes down at 10:30am Free...

Kids Free Movie - Maya The Bee 2

Date: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Kids Free Movie - Two by Two - Library

Date: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 10:30am Venue: Harrington Library Contact: 02 6556 1652

Kids Free Movie - Two by Two - Library - Show Event Block

Watch Two by Two for free at the Harrington Library! Finny, a Nestrian, and his friend Leah band together to survive after falling off Noah's Ark. Rated G. Bookings essential.  All ages....

Pool Party

Date: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 12pm-2pm Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

Pool Party - Show Event Block

Join in the fun at the Great Lakes YMCA Pool Party! Featuring pool inflatables and water rollers Schibello Cafe will be open to satisfy any lunch time cravings Entry: $5 for members or $...

A bugs Life- Library

Date: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 11am-12:30pm Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

A bugs Life- Library - Show Event Block

Join us for our Official Summer Reading Club activity with the team from Manning Regional Art Gallery. Help us create a colony of curious creatures using spots and tape. Bookings essential. Ages 5y...

Virtual Reality Experience- Library

Date: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 2pm-3pm Venue: Taree Library Contact: 02 6592 5290

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Walk with dinosaurs or swim with curious creatures in this exhilarating virtual reality experience! Bookings Essential. Ages 10 yrs+. Supervised activity....

Junior Introduction to Sailing

Date: Tue 8 Jan 2019, 9am-11am Venue: Coomba Foreshore Contact: 0417 245 579

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If you have a child or children (7 to 18 yrs) who would like to try sailing, come along to the Coomba Aquatic Club site, Coomba Road (opposite Warramutty Street, north end). Important Information: ...

Gymnastics 5-7 yrs

Date: Tues 8 Jan 2019, 10am-11am Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

Gymnastics 5-7 yrs - Show Event Block

Entry: $13.50, free for family members Times: 10am-11am...

Gymnastics 7-12 yrs

Date: Tues 8 Jan 2019, 11:15am-12:15pm Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

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Entry: $13.50, free for family members Times: 11:15am-12:15pm...

Kite Making- Library

Date: Tue 8 Jan 2019, 2pm-3:30pm Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Construct a simple kite and then test fly it in the park!. Activity runs 2pm - 3.30pm. Bookings essential.  Ages 5-12 years. Supervised activity....

Kids Free Movie - Beauty and the Beast- Library

Date: Wed 9 Jan 2019, 2pm Venue: Wingham Library Contact: 02 6553 4555

Kids Free Movie - Beauty and the Beast- Library - Show Event Block

Watch 'Beauty and the Beast' for free at the Wingham Library! An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous- looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Rated PG. Bookings essential.&...

Kids Pizza Making

Date: Wed 9 Jan 2019, 11am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids make your own pizza! Includes chef's apron, hat and their very own pizza creation. $5 per child Bookings essential. Limited places....

Pool Party

Date: Wed 9 Jan 2019, 12pm-2pm Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

Pool Party - Show Event Block

Join in the fun at the Great Lakes YMCA Pool Party! Featuring pool inflatables and water rollers Schibello Cafe will be open to satisfy any lunch time cravings Entry: $5 for members or $...

Kids Bootcamp

Date: Wed 9th Jan 2019, 10:30am-11:30am Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

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Entry: Members $4, family $8 Times: 10:30am-11:30am...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 9 Jan 2019, 4pm Venue: Sporties Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

Kids Bingo - Show Event Block

Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Game...

A bugs Life- Library

Date: Wed 9 Jan 2019, 9:30am-11am Venue: Tea Gardens Library Contact: 02 4997 1265

A bugs Life- Library - Show Event Block

Join us for our Official Summer Reading Club activity with the team from Manning Regional Art Gallery. Help us create a colony of curious creatures using spots and tape. Bookings essential. Ages 5y...

Curious Creatures Craft- Library

Date: Thu 10 Jan 2019, 9:30am-11am Venue: Nabiac Library Contact: 02 6554 1355

Curious Creatures Craft- Library - Show Event Block

Dont limit your imagination! Create weird and wonderful creatures from our treasure chest of craft materials. Bookings essential. Ages 5-12 years. Supervised activity....

Kids Zumba

Date: Thu 10 Jan 2019, 11am-12pm Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

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Entry: Members $4, family $8 Times: 11am-12pm...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 10 Jan 2019, 4pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Kids Bingo - Show Event Block

Both Club Forster and Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games ...

Kids Bingo- Library

Date: Thu 10 Jan 2018, 2pm-3pm Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

Kids Bingo- Library  - Show Event Block

Enjoy the fast-paced game of bingo. Bookings Essential. Suitable 5 years +. Supervised activity....

Wearable Art- Library

Date: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 10:30am-12pm Venue: Wingham Library Contact: 02 6553 4555

Wearable Art- Library - Show Event Block

Imagine creating your own stylish accessories from off-cuts, scraps, and loose ends? Everyday, tonnes of textile waste is sent to landfill. Lets not limit our wardrobe to mass produced, low quality...

Kids Free Movie - Early Man - Library

Date: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 10:30am Venue: Gloucester Library Contact: 02 6538 5258

Kids Free Movie - Early Man - Library - Show Event Block

Watch 'Early Man' for free at the Gloucester Library! Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoth roamed the earth. Rated PG. Bookings essential.  All ages. Pa...

Kids Basketball Yr 3-5

Date: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 9:30am-11am Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

Kids Basketball Yr 3-5 - Show Event Block

Basketball Yr 3-5 $10 per session or $50 for summer...

Kids Basketball Yr 6-9

Date: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 11am-12:30pm Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

Kids Basketball Yr 6-9 - Show Event Block

Basketball Yr 6-9 $10 per session or $50 for summer...

Free Kids Bingo

Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 10am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

Free Kids Bingo - Show Event Block

Kids Bingo every Monday in January 2019! 10am for eyes down at 10:30am Free...

Wearable Art- Library

Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 10:30am-12pm Venue: Tea Gardens Library Contact: 02 4997 1265

Wearable Art- Library - Show Event Block

Imagine creating your own stylish accessories from off-cuts, scraps, and loose ends? Everyday, tonnes of textile waste is sent to landfill. Lets not limit our wardrobe to mass produced, low quality...

Kids Free Movie - Early Man

Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Kids Free Movie - Early Man - Show Event Block

Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Pool Party

Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12pm-2pm Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre Contact: 02 6555 4617

Pool Party - Show Event Block

Join in the fun at the Great Lakes YMCA Pool Party! Featuring pool inflatables and water rollers Schibello Cafe will be open to satisfy any lunch time cravings Entry: $5 for members or $...

Kids Free Movie - The Jungle Bunch- Library

Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 2:30pm Venue: Forster Library Contact: 02 6591 7256

Kids Free Movie - The Jungle Bunch- Library - Show Event Block

Watch 'The Jungle Bunch' for free at the Forster Library! Maurice and his friends, The Jungle Bunch, take on Igor the evil koala who wants to destroy the junle. Rated PG. Bookings essential.&nbs...

A bugs Life- Library

Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 10:30am-12pm Venue: Harrington Library Contact: 02 6556 1652

A bugs Life- Library - Show Event Block

Join us for our Official Summer Reading Club activity with the team from Manning Regional Art Gallery. Help us create a colony of curious creatures using spots and tape. Bookings essential. Ages 5y...

Junior Introduction to Sailing

Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019, 9am-11am Venue: Coomba Foreshore Contact: 0417 245 579

Junior Introduction to Sailing - Show Event Block

If you have a child or children (7 to 18 yrs) who would like to try sailing, come along to the Coomba Aquatic Club site, Coomba Road (opposite Warramutty Street, north end). Important Information: ...


Boomerang Bikes - Forster & Hawks Nest

Location:  Reflections Holiday Parks Forster Beach, Reserve Road, Forster

Cycling is becoming more and more popular, as a mode of transport, for recreation or for wellbeing. Boomerang Bikes hire s...

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